View Full Version : AC4 will tackle slavery but wont over-play it

07-23-2013, 01:55 AM
I wanted to treat slavery in the game. Its a very delicate subject, obviously. But I thought the best way to approach it would be to make it a fact of life. Rather than go for any intense scenes of brutality to draw in your sympathy, I wanted something that was more low-key, but constant. Were going to focus on telling it like it was.

Its true that pirates were more egalitarian, but there was still quite a bit of bigotry at the time. Runaway slaves would often sail with pirates, but they were still not trusted with weapons, most of the time. I hope I deal with that in the script, very frankly.
- ACIV lead writer Darby McDevitt
Via ShackNews (http://www.shacknews.com/article/80287/how-assassins-creed-4-deals-with-slavery)

07-23-2013, 02:24 AM
Didn't some pirates also trade slaves, so pirates weren't against the slave trade